Friday, August 6, 2010

Beach Rx


"I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and an homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it." -- Nathaniel Hawthorne


Our recent trip to the beach with Joe's family could not have come at a better time. My doctor had just told me I would need at least six more weeks of recuperation before I would be ready to increase my activity level, and I was getting frustrated with the tasks I cannot do at home.


A change of scenery was definitely in order. And where better to recover than by the sea, where the only item on the day's to-do list is relaxing?


The Gulf beaches were beautiful and clean in Panama City, Fla.



We vacationed with my in-laws, and they pampered me all week. I did not have to lift a finger during the trip and returned home completely spoiled!



Week 1 of this new phase of recuperation was a breeze, and I'm hoping the rest of my recovery will be smooth sailing, as well.


It's amazing what a little sun, sand and salt air can do when enjoyed with family!


7 comments:

Granna said...

So glad you're feeling better.

Rach said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip! Beautiful scenery. Mary Ashley is growing more and more beautiful each day!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a beautiful spot for healing and recovery! Glad that you were able to enjoy your stay and get the help you needed.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You deserve to be spoiled! With all that you do for others, I know that they were thrilled to be able to do something for you...

Bonnie said...

Beautiful children! So glad the beach is still pretty and wonderful.

Glad you were spoiled and got good rest.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation for you and your family. Such gorgeous pictures of a beautiful location!

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